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Mercedes Benz 450SLC wip.


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Hello. This idea of making a private racer of the 450SLC popped into my head a while ago. I got the donor the other day so now i`m mostly searching parts and stuff for the build. The engine/drivetrain i`m not 100% about,but i was thinking about using the 6litre AMG v12 with ITB`s,and maby transmission and drivetrain from the SLS AMG,maby Fujimi. I also have some straight six engines,3,2litre and 3litre 24v wich would look good with ITB`s. The are some 32v and 16v v8 engines among the spare parts,but i cant decide yet. I just like the idea of a hight rev natural aspiratet v12 and manual transmission.

The donor.

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Just silly fitting the engine donor in the engine room.

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Plan is to adapt flares and front spoiler form an old Monogram Porsche 924 Grp5 kit.

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Sorry about the quality on the pictures.

Here is a bit of inspiration. I`m thinking a street legal car,not full race. Not sure about mpg in city with v12 :D

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Thanks for watching. Also comments are welcome,good or bad.

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Nice inspiration. I like the look of that. Keep at it.

Later-

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I haven't built an Arii kit yet. What do you think of the overall accuracy of this one?

I don't think we've seen a 450SLC on here before, so this will be interesting to watch.

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I haven't built an Arii kit yet. What do you think of the overall accuracy of this one?

I don't think we've seen a 450SLC on here before, so this will be interesting to watch.

This is my first Arii kit,actually my first kit in 12 years. I will recive a 500SLC made by Esci later on for comparison. I`m not sure if i am the right guy to judge how good this kit is. I would say it is not bad,not quite up there as with Tamiya or Fujimi,but this got open engine room and doors. If i was to point out somthing i think it would be taillights and the engine isnt very detailed. I`ll try make some more pictures as i go on.

There are a coupe of 1:12 c107 on here.

Edit: I just found out this kit is adapted for electric motor,so the chassis and most of the tub i cant use *facepalm*

I guess i now have to buy some styrene sheets,then try to adapt the w140 front & rear suspension to this one.

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These two parts is going straight to the trash.

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Have some boxes with lot`s of diffrent parts and i found a couple of things i consider use for this build.

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The frame and some parts of the underbody i most likely will be using from a 62 Impala kit.

The sump on the v12 is wrong for the frame so i will remove the sump on the original engine

and add dry sump lubrication. Not electric,i found a resin part with belt drive on ebay i will add.

I`m not sure how i will be making the inntake,but i found itb`s from Top Studio i want to add to it.

As for exhaust,i think the headers from the CLK GTR will fit because it is based on the same engine.

Ordered some styrene sheets so i get to work on the chassis. I suspect this project is not done in a day.

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Still waiting for some tools and parts but got some done on the suspension and stance.

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